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Age of Sail (Windows 3.x)

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Description

The Age of Sail that the title refers to is a period during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when tall sailing ships dominated the world's navies. Age of Sail is a real time combat game. You control a tall ship and engage in cannon battles with enemy fleets. Gameplay centers around tactical decisions like selection of ordinance for the cannons, using the wind and maneuvering into position to fire at the enemy. In the campaign mode you start as an Ensign for one of four countries - Britain, Spain, France or the United States - and work your way up through the ranks. There are also about one hundred historical scenarios you can play, most of them taking place during the Napoleonic wars and the War of 1812. Scenarios give you control of multiple ships per battle.

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Alternate Titles

  • "航海时代" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

GameSpot Feb 04, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Feb, 1997 37 out of 100 37

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Former website

An article with detailed information about the game's historic background was formerly located under http://www.wargamer.com/aos/

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NGC 5194 (17253) added Age of Sail (Windows 3.x) on Jun 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kurt Sample (963)